Looking for the best place to post up for a day on the shores of Lake Tahoe? Let us help you find your favorite spot by sharing some of ours!
Tahoe Commons Beach
Located about 1.5 miles from Granlibakken in Tahoe City, this beach can be easily accessed by the bike path, a short walk or bike away.
Why Go: This beach has it all. A sandy shoreline, a nice waterfront with casual restaurants, a playground, and free music and movies in the summer. Free movies are shown on Wednesday nights, and there is a free concert every Sunday evening.
This beach is located about 3.5 miles from Granlibakken on Lake Forest Road off of Highway 28.
Why Go: This is a popular local’s beach, with a large barbecue area, a sandy shoreline, and a nice pier.
Tahoe Vista/Kings Beach/Crystal Bay/Incline Village
Tahoe Vista Agatam Beach
Located 10 miles from Granlibakken Tahoe on Highway 28
Why Go: This sandy beach tends to be less crowded than some of the other beaches, and offers a great shoreline with shallow, warmer water. Paddleboards and kayaks can be rented at the beach.
Kings Beach Recreation Area*
Located about 11 miles from Granlibakken Tahoe on Highway 28
Why Go: Kings Beach Recreation Area offers an amazingly long, sandy beach with a pier, barbecue areas, and plenty of eateries nearby.
This beach is located about 13 miles from Granlibakken Tahoe on Speedboat Rd., off of Highway 28.
Why Go: This small cove-like beach has those rounded rocks and beautiful blue-green water that Tahoe is known for. Climb around the rocks, and then jump into the cool blue water. Be sure to take lots of pictures!
This beach is located about 20 miles from Granlibakken on Highway 28.
Why Go: This is a longer drive from Granlibakken, but well worth it. The long sandy peninsula is a gorgeous place to soak up the sun, kayak, or paddleboard. This beach also features the rounded rock piles, sandy shores, and beautiful clear water that Tahoe is known for.
The West Shore
William Kent Beach
Located about 2.5 miles south of Granlibakken near Sunnyside Restaurant and Lodge, this small beach is easily accessed by the bike path.
Why Go: This is a small rocky beach, but is a fun place to hang out, and is just a short bike ride from Granlibakken. Stop by Sunnyside for a drink on their deck right on Lake Tahoe while you are there!
Located 11 miles south of Granlibakken on Highway 89
Why Go: This sandy beach is a great place to soak up some rays and hang out for a day!
DL Bliss State Park*
This state park is located 17 miles south of Granlibakken on Highway 89
Why Go: DL Bliss is worth a visit not just for the sprawling, scenic sandy beaches, but also for the miles of trails that can be accessed from the park, meandering through Tahoe pines and along the shoreline of Lake Tahoe.
*Must pay for parking and/or access.